Rain, Rain, Come Again…..

I am desperate for it to rain.  I think we have gotten a quarter-inch since May, and my lawn shows it.  I have been holding onto this post, saving it for the perfect rainy day….

Trench/Poncho/Cape (Trenchope? Tronchope?): Forever21 (similar here)
Dress: Sugarlips
Boots: JCrew Factory (JCrew online)

But the recent additional 40% off JCrew sale items (use code: OURTREAT, offer good only through tomorrow, July 18 at 11:59pm EST) has me wanting to share my thoughts and opinions on the rainboots.

I actually picked up my pair at the JCrew Factory store at the Legends Outlets Kansas City.  With the additional 40% off their sale items, I paid the same price for the Factory boots as I would if I had bought them at the standard JCrew stores.

Pricing aside, I fell in love with these boots for their fit.  The ankle isn’t too wide and “cankle-y” like most boots are (they are cut that way so people can get their feet in and out, obviously.)  I also love the opening at the top – every other pair of boot I’ve tried is too short, too narrow, or too wide.  These boots mimic tailored leather boots, fitting me look like a glove than a mass-produced rubber boot meant to fit all shapes and sizes (that’s rubber for you.)  I love the look of the Hunter boots, but my larger-than-industry-standard calves don’t fit, and especially not with pants or socks.  So, if you ever find your calves not fitting just so into those cute-on-the-hanger-table rain boots, you should try these rain boots from JCrew. 

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pleated poppy


  1. lifeasleah says:

    love this whole look! I am dying for some Hunter boots, but yours are fabulous as well.

  2. Lieke Koevoets says:

    I am desperate for some sun 🙁 Haha!!! Where I life it feels like it is raining all summer 🙁 Don't believe me? Check out this post: http://swirlingawayeveryday.blogspot.nl/2012/07/dutch-summer-aint-really-summer-without.html

    If only I could have those amazing boots, it would make life so much easier 😉

  3. NaturallyCarly says:

    You look great. Love the entire combination. I also love that the boots aren't so wide at the ankle. A big bonus!

  4. Cassi Brightforest says:

    I love the boots! And that zipper. so cute

  5. Life Exquisite says:

    Love the red boots with it!

    Kalli – Life Exquisite

  6. Pamela says:

    This is adorable! I love those red boots! New follower from WWW. hope to get a follow back!

  7. Annie says:

    Gah I looooove those boots and I also really really need some rain in my life. It's been so stinkin hot and sunny here every single day.

  8. Jane Squared says:

    I also picked up a pair of striped (yellow & purple) JCrew rainboots at a steal… they're a good boot and add a little bit of color and style to an otherwise rainy day!

  9. Melaina25 says:

    You can have all of our rain! I know how you feel about boots– I don't have man calves but I have major boot issues 🙁

  10. April says:

    At least you're ready for the rain! Always a fan of red and black!

  11. It FINALLY rained here today – we needed it so bad. I was sad that I haven't invested in rain boots yet so I had to have wet feet for a bit 🙁

  12. Terri says:

    The boots are really cute! And, yeah, I've been thinking of doing a "rain dance" post.

  13. CCs_Cheap_Chic says:

    Very cute! 😉

  14. Love this look and those red wellies!!!

  15. Great color combo!

  16. Tania says:

    Loving these boots and your entire look. You are my daily style feature today:)

  17. love the rain boots!
    Xo Megan

  18. Erin says:

    It's bad isn't it? I don't believe in those things, but I'm desperate……do you think those rain sticks would work too?

  19. Erin says:

    I just hate wet feet inside squishy shoes, even flip-flops!

  20. Erin says:

    Man calves. The new nickname for my legs, lol!

  21. Erin says:

    and we all love a great deal!

  22. Erin says:

    I know, that's another pet peeve of mine!

  23. J'adore the wellies!

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